Beneficiaries & Estates
After your lifetime, charity beneficiaries and personal successors can receive or manage portions of your Charityvest fund, continuing your legacy of giving.
After your lifetime, your giving legacy can continue through your named Beneficiaries for your account.
To nominate beneficiaries to your Charityvest fund:
- 1.Log in to your Charityvest account, select your name in the top right-hand corner of the page to access your Profile, and click on the Beneficiaries tab.
- 3.Decide what percentage of your total fund value you would like to allocate to each beneficiary.
- 4.Save your preferences. You can view or update this information at any time.
Beneficiaries can be a mix of individuals who will receive a transfer of charitable assets to a Charityvest fund in their name and charities who will receive grants for the causes you specify.
To add an individual beneficiary, we ask for their first name, last name, email address, and your relationship. You are able to provide additional contact information, including address and phone number. You may also include a personal note to the individual. We won't notify this person that you added them as a beneficiary until it's time for them to assume advisory privileges.
To add a charity beneficiary, we ask that you search and select from the charities in our database. You also may include the specific need for the grant (if any) and a personal note.
Still have questions about setting up your beneficiary profile? Contact our support team via our Intercom chat or [email protected]
Some donors choose to ensure further charitable intent in their estate planning documents, such as a last will or trust, by including a written bequest to the Charityvest.
Bequests are the most frequent type of planned gift made to charity. Your estate receives a charitable deduction for the full amount given, so your heirs pay no estate tax on the gift.
You can consider bequesting a percentage of your estate, specific assets in your estate, or the residual of your estate after liquidation. Here is some example language you might consider using, in consultation with a qualified estate planning advisor:
- Percentage: ”I give, devise and bequeath to Charityvest, Inc. (EIN 81-2771871), a nonprofit corporation of the State of Georgia, ____% of my estate to create or add to my Donor Advised Fund there established.”
- Specific Assets: ”I give, devise and bequeath to Charityvest, Inc. (EIN 81-2771871), a nonprofit corporation of the State of Georgia, [the sum of $____] (or) [_____ shares of ______ stock] (or) [my real property commonly known as __________________] (or) [another reasonable description sufficient for the executor], for the creation or addition to a Donor Advised Fund."
- Residual Estate: ”I give, devise and bequeath to Charityvest, Inc. (EIN 81-2771871), a nonprofit corporation of the State of Georgia, all of the residual of my estate and any residual real or personal property, upon execution by my executor, for the creation or addition to a Donor Advised Fund.”